Last Summer

when she leaves
the ocean rises over the boardwalk
takes summer out to sea
the ferris wheel dies in storm
lightening shuts the town in darkness

when she leaves
New York looks for New Jersey
an electric guitar plays in a lost car driving
foot down on the accel – race in search

(when she leaves)

‘meet me tonight’….

we’ve been gambling too long
the waiting is not a test and the ocean

when she leaves
daytime has no night
and there’s no light in darkness

… when she leaves ()

place me back in 4 wheel drive
point the last known whereabouts on the GPS

() when she leaves….


About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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